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Crumb


from Liberty Township

Member since 17 December 2013 | Blog

I have multiple pro teams that are my favorites and players that are my favorites, but there is only one absolute favorite. That's the Buckeyes, Ohio is my home, and I'm a Buckeye forever.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: A tie between being at the Shoe at the end of an undefeated season in 2012 and watching Cie Grant seal the National Championship win in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl and Ezekiel Elliot's final score to put away the 2015 National Championship Game.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Matt Wilhelm and Zach Boren. Current: Sam Hubbard
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Ron Lewis and Evan Turner. Current: Jae'Sean Tate
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bengals, Browns, anyone but Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers, teams with former Buckeyes
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds and Indians and Braves
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Aug 2016

That Penn State was probably the worst I ever saw Jim Tressel coach. I went through that game and outside of obvious passing downs (3rd and long) he ran the ball over 80% of the time straight ahead into the teeth of the defense, even when it wasn't working. To his credit though, especially in 2009 I thought Tress started opening up a little more. 

Comment 25 Aug 2016

BYU, Miami (OH), Tennessee and the Service Academies. Service Academies cause #Murica. Tennessee cause my dad is from there. Miami cause I've spent 25 years of my life in Butler County. BYU cause I'm Mormon and my brother went there. 

Comment 24 Aug 2016

People asked what happened that night, the Walrus was exposed nationally as a piss poor offensive line coach. What Warriner has done since is proof, as well as how Alex Boone couldn't block up a toilet that night but once he got a little coaching in the NFL he became a decent lineman. The same stuff happened to Boeckmann the next year and only was masked when Terrelle Pryor came cause like Troy Smith could do (most of the time) he could run for his life pretty well. 

Comment 23 Aug 2016

You're spot on Blood, about if there had been a playoff these guys would've won. And I say they would have won like the 2014 team did. But I guess I'm more of a half glass full type guy. Won B1G, Beat TTUN, Beat Notre Dame in a bowl and won 10 games. I call that a good year, maybe because I grew up in Cooper Era, but 2005 was a heck of a ride and had more good than bad. 

Comment 22 Aug 2016

This year separated people who had jumped on the bandwagon in 02 and people who were true Buckeyes. I took so much garbage for sticking with this team. I was a senior in high school and bled scarlet and gray so much people thought I'd find a way into the program even if I was the water boy. I went to my first game in the Shoe (A dozen years and dozens of games later, it still feels like walking into home after a long time away) to see Santionio Holmes run past Marshall all day and still needed a 55 yarder from the Nuge to walk away a winner.  

I took so much trash when we lost to Northwestern in OT. When we got killed by Iowa. When the newness of replay in college football screwed us against Wisconsin (don't know how many of you remember that AJ Hawk forced two fumbles that were clearly recovered by the Bucks but somehow the weird rules of replay screwed us) losing to Purdue after it seemed like Troy, Teddy, Santonio, and Pittman had revitalized the offense. Going into The Game staring down a likely at the time 6-6 season. It felt like me and my family were the only people in southwest Ohio who believed we could take that team up north. I had remembered how much they had struggled with a mobile QB against Drew Stanton and MSU and just knew #10 had a chance to carve them up, and when he hit Anthony Gonzalez (his coming out party) for a 68 yard TD pass to hit first blood I knew I was right and I when the clock read 0:00 and Santonio Holmes planted his helmet on the Block O at midfield and the score read 37-21 I was jumping up and down just as much as when 2OT ended in Tempe. 

The only season in my life that has come as close to defining who I am as a Buckeye and mirroring who I am as person as the 2004 season was 2014. 

I love being a Buckeye, born and bred, Ohio in my heart even after I'm dead!